The worst part about being a frugal cook (G – rated definition of myself for the kids), is that I’ll just snag whatever is on sale when I go to the store… which is only an issue because it’s impossible for me to find/think of a recipe, then go get the ingredients. I’m working backwards most of the time… I go get the ingredients (AKA: Whatever is a good deal), then I have to think of something to do with it.
Fortunately, with a mix of a smartphone (recipe finding) and memory (remembering what is in my cabinets), I can usually come up with something by the time I’m out of the store.
My last late night venture to the grocery store left me with some cheap ground chicken and some whole wheat buns that were on sale… BURGERS!
What exactly qualifies these as Asian? The amazing sauce of course (with some other helpers)!
The patty is a patty… although this is the first time I’ve added grated carrots to the mix. I topped it with the sauce, some lettuce, and onion… but I came across this Chinese Coleslaw later on that could make for an interesting topper, if you’re in the mood to spend more time on this burger.
I’m not gonna lie, this is the first time I’ve ever had hoisin sauce (took me a while to find it), but I am a fan! It is like an Asian inspired barbecue sauce… and when you mix that with some spice it turns into a complete win.
An easy and delicious chicken burger, with a hint of Asian flavor, topped with a hoisin/chili sauce.